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21st Feb '17 9:15:49 PM RichardX1
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* A one-page story at the end of an otherwise standard issue poses the question: "What if Magneto were in an elevator with Colossus, Iron Man, and Doctor Doom?" The final panel shows him struggling to step out of the elevator with the other three attached to him.
17th Jan '17 11:15:54 PM AuraXtreme
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* [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/148/ Eat the Sun]] has an interesting line near its conclusion.
-->At the end of [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/96 this article]], we imagined a galaxy full of habitable planets, each one hosting 7 billion clones of former solicitor general Ted Olson. ([[ItMakesSenseInContext Don't ask.]])
12th Jan '17 1:16:14 PM AuraXtreme
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* [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/42/ Longest Sunset]] kicks off the article by defining what qualifies as a sunset and what doesn't. Examples of the latter include the sun crossing the horizon partway and then reversing direction (AltText: "the sun changes its mind and goes back to bed"), the sun ''splitting in two via osmosis'' and half of it setting ("this is half a sunset"), the sun ''landing on the horizon and hatching like an egg'' ("you bred sun-raptors?"), and a ''square sun'' that doesn't get a chance to do anything before the narration cuts it off ("aww, man, you didn't even let me try").

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* [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/42/ Longest Sunset]] kicks off the article by defining what qualifies as a sunset and what doesn't. Examples of the latter include the sun crossing the horizon partway and then reversing direction (AltText: "the sun changes its mind and goes back to bed"), the sun ''splitting in two via osmosis'' and half of it setting ("this is half a sunset"), the sun ''landing on the horizon and hatching like an egg'' ("you bred sun-raptors?"), and a ''square sun'' ''[[VideoGame/Minecraft square sun]]'' that doesn't get a chance to do anything before the narration cuts it off ("aww, man, you didn't even let me try").
22nd Dec '16 12:55:05 AM NanoMoose
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* In "[[http://what-if.xkcd.com/104/ Global Snow]]" a small duck pond full of an inch worth of water made into snow is shown shrinking due to it's own weight with a small duck in winter gear sitting on top waiting for it to become a pond again.

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* In "[[http://what-if.xkcd.com/104/ Global Snow]]" a small duck pond full of an inch worth of water made into snow is shown shrinking due to it's its own weight with a small duck in winter gear sitting on top waiting for it to become a pond again.
18th Nov '16 9:43:38 AM crazysamaritan
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-->The upshot is: Your plane would fly pretty well, [[YesExceptNo except]] it would be on fire the whole time, and then it would [[FromBadToWorse stop flying]], and then [[CriticalExistenceFailure stop being a plane]].

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-->The upshot is: Your plane [[ByNoIMeanYes would fly pretty well, [[YesExceptNo except]] it would be on fire the whole time, and then it would [[FromBadToWorse stop flying]], and then [[CriticalExistenceFailure stop being a plane]].
23rd Jul '16 8:47:11 PM Tuckerscreator
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* The conclusion of [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/151/ Sun Bug]]. A firefly large enough for its luminous organs to be as bright as the Sun [[spoiler:turns out as large as our solar system, then collapsing under its own weight to become the biggest black hole in the universe.]]
27th May '16 10:48:09 AM AuraXtreme
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* Discussing planets in a dual-sun system in [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/150/ Tatoonie Rainbow]]:
-->In the first kind of system, the two stars are close together and the planet goes around them far away. This kind of planet is called a circumbinary planet. In the second kind of system, the two stars are farther apart, and the planet orbits one of them[[labelnote:1]]Not necessarily the bigger one[[/labelnote]] while the other stays far away. This kind of planet is called [[BuffySpeak [the other kind of planet[=]=]]].[[labelnote:2]]I'm sorry, I've just never learned a good word for these.[[/labelnote]]
25th May '16 9:26:15 PM Moopsball
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* Discussing focusing the entire energy output of the sun into a 1-meter diameter beam in [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/141/ Sunbeam]]:
--> If you were standing in the path of the beam, you would obviously die pretty quickly. You wouldn't really die ''of'' anything, in the traditional sense. You would just stop being biology and start being physics.
9th Apr '16 3:32:13 PM AuraXtreme
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* How Randall figured out the weight of a 20-inch pizza.
-->'''Footnote 1:''' Citation: I just ordered a pizza to check. I usually steer clear of experimental science in these articles, but am willing to make an exception when it involves eating a bunch of pizza.
8th Mar '16 8:11:12 AM SonicLover
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* [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/42/ Longest Sunset]] kicks off the article by defining what qualifies as a sunset and what doesn't. Examples of the latter include the sun crossing the horizon partway and then reversing direction, the sun ''splitting in two'' and half of it setting, the sun ''landing on the horizon and hatching like an egg'' (AltText: "you bred sun-raptors?"), and a ''square sun'' that doesn't get a chance to do anything before the narration cuts it off (AltText: "aww, man, you didn't even let me try").

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* [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/42/ Longest Sunset]] kicks off the article by defining what qualifies as a sunset and what doesn't. Examples of the latter include the sun crossing the horizon partway and then reversing direction, direction (AltText: "the sun changes its mind and goes back to bed"), the sun ''splitting in two'' two via osmosis'' and half of it setting, setting ("this is half a sunset"), the sun ''landing on the horizon and hatching like an egg'' (AltText: "you ("you bred sun-raptors?"), and a ''square sun'' that doesn't get a chance to do anything before the narration cuts it off (AltText: "aww, ("aww, man, you didn't even let me try").
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